Battlefield 4 destruction will be more like in Bad Company 2
According to DICE, they are increasing the destruction in Battlefield 4 in order to reach the previous levels seen in Bad Company 2.
When it came to destruction, BF3 took a step back compared to Bad Company 2. In BC2, players could famously level buildings to the ground, which wasn’t possible with BF3.
Now in a new interview, DICE admits that they were not satisfied with the level of destruction in BF3, and that they’re looking to improve that in Battlefield 4.
When asked about destruction in BF4, Battlefield 4 producer Aleskander Grondal said:
“I think Bad Company had a better level of destruction than Battlefield 3 and we are the first to admit that. Battlefield 3 didn’t necessarily deliver what we wanted it to be on the destruction level so we’re upping that.”
Grondal added that this means that buildings will once again feature the kind of destruction we saw in Bad Company 2. However, not all buildings will be completely destroyable. For example, the facades on the buildings in Siege of Shaghai map could not be destroyed, unlike in BF3.
Bigger buildings and skyscrapers will remain intact in Battlefield 4, while smaller houses and 2 story buildings can be made to collapse. It all depends on the map and the environment.
We’ve already seen a different type of destruction in Battlefield 4. Selected spots on the Siege of Shanghai map can be destroyed, such as a street that sinks in, or the famous tower collapse.